Risk Management 1012 - Healthcare Risk Management - Dec 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for health care risk managers, lawyers, and other managers responsible for reducing liability and improving safety in the health care setting.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Author
Greg Freeman

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
AHC Media

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Nurse Planner
Maureen Archambault, RN, CHRM, MBA
Vice President
Healthcare Risk Consultant
Marsh Risk and Insurance Services
Los Angeles

Subjects:

  • Warning: Reprocessing disposables is accepted, but there are still some risks
  • ED falls not same as others, require different strategy
  • Research shows big risk with residency programs
  • Has the patient given informed consent?
  • Mother injured at hospital where 3 babies died
  • Claims stabilizing for first time in years, study finds
  • JCAHO warns about risk of generator failure

Objectives:

  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management in health care
  • Explain how these issues affect nurses, doctors, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • Identify solutions, including programs used by government agencies and other hospitals, for hospital personnel to use in overcoming risk management challenges they encounter in daily practice

Financial Disclosure:

Author Greg Freeman, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, RN, CHRM, MBA, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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